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Oxford and its comma
CMOS Shop Talk, from The Chicago Manual of Style, presents the history of the Oxford comma.
commas  punctuation 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Goodnight commas
The title of Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is without a vocative comma. The text, too, is comma-free.
commas  punctuation 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
“Peace, prosperity[,] and”
The ‘Brexit’ 50p coin is missing an Oxford comma.
commas  punctuation 
8 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Vocative comma, no comma
E.g., “Hey, Good Lookin’” and “Hey Joe.”
commas  punctuation 
9 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Stan Carey on the vocative comma
Editor and “swivel-chair linguist” Stan Carey explains the uses of the vocative comma.
commas  punctuation 
9 weeks ago by M.Leddy
New Yorker commas
Turning the pages of a January New Yorker, I noticed this tag at the end of a story: “Translated, from the Japanese, by Philip Gabriel.” Only The New Yorker, said I, would use commas there.
commas  NewYorker  punctuation 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Making up for a missing comma with eight semicolons.
commas  punctuation  semicolon 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
An Oxford comma in the news
A decision in a Maine court case concerning overtime pay hinges on the absence of an Oxford comma.
commas  punctuation 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Mary Norris on New Yorker style
“What if all these commas and hyphens and subtleties of usage prove to be the products of a benign delusion?”
commas  punctuation 
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Oxford Vampire comma revisited
“I’d seen there was this Facebook group at Columbia called Students for the Preservation of the Oxford Comma, and that was the first time I’d heard of an Oxford comma.”
commas  punctuation 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Punctuation in the news
The Oxford comma and the exclamation point in the news
commas  punctuation 
july 2011 by M.Leddy

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